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Women in War: The Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador

Jocelyn Viterna


Over the past several decades, women have joined insurgent armies in significant and surprising numbers. Why do women become guerrilla insurgents? What experiences do they have in guerrilla armies? What are the long-term repercussions of this participation for the women themselves and the societies in which they live? Women in War answers these questions while providing a rare look at guerrilla life from the viewpoint of rank and-file participants in the FMLN rebel army. Using data from 230 in-depth interviews with men and women guerrillas, guerrilla supporters, and non-participants in rural E ... More

Keywords: Social Movements, Micro-level Mobilization, Political Violence, Revolution, Civil War, Gender, Women, Guerrillas, El Salvador, FMLN

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199843633
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jocelyn Viterna, author
Harvard University